Here you will find a variety of learning modules on a broad range of stress topics. We regularly make updates and additions to the Learning Center, check back often to see what is new!
Dr. Mark Rider is a psychologist and music therapist in Southlake, TX. He utilizes many mind body approaches, including meditation through guided imagery and music. Dr. Rider also employs “electromedicine” by using EEG in both assessment and treatment, and cranial electrotherapy stimulation when medications are ineffective. Dr. Rider has authored The Rhythmic Language of Health and Disease and pioneered the “entrainment music and imagery” technique to enhance imagery for healing chronic illness. His work has appeared on CBS 48 Hours and the Veria channel’s Genesis of Healing series.
[two] 1. This basic meditation exercise combines progressive muscle relaxation, focused breathing, and guided imagery to music to decrease anxiety and manage stress. Those of us in the field of mind body research have demonstrated that this technique lowers stress hormones, increases health, synchronizes biorhythms, and increases serotonin and dopamine.
Special music was derived from the EEG of a healthy person’s brain. Each chime represents a new event in the brain, creating a relaxing effect reminiscent of wind chimes.
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[/two] [two_last]2. This imagery and music exercise has been shown to boost the immune system, decrease pain, and help in the management of chronic illness. Special music called entrainment music is improvised to meet the patient where they are and then shift their imagery and mood into health.
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Free Video Lecture of the Month
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1. Emotional Stress and Your Health
Features HeartMath medical director and author, Dr. Bruce Wilson, a prominent Wisconsin cardiologist. Dr. Wilson’s presentation is especially timely. Emotional Stress and Your Health, a one-hour Teleseminar presented by Wilson and psychologist Dr. Deborah Rozman, takes on added importance in light of a recent Gallup Poll. Representing 95% of the world’s population from 140 countries, the poll shows that positive emotions were a reliable predictor of better health and negative emotions were a reliable predictor of worse health, even when basic needs of food, shelter and safety were met.
Emotional Stress and Your Health: MP4 Video File (113.2 MB) – High-speed connection recommended
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2. Helping Children Manage Stress
Children experience more stress today than ever before. They live in a world that often seems to move at a dizzying pace, in a world whose problems are many and complex. Along with family, academic and peer pressures, children are subjected to a constant buzz and barrage of an endless array of devices and diversions in the digital, cell phone and computer age.
Join behavioral and developmental pediatrician Dr. Timothy Culbert, and facilitator Jeff Goelitz, an education specialist with the Institute of HeartMath, for the Helping Children Manage Stress webinar. They will discuss these and other concerns and offer strategies parents, educators and other care providers can employ to help today’s youth live happier and more stress-free childhoods.
Helping Children Manage Stress: MP4 Video File (113.2 MB) – High-speed connection recommended
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